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Toleration Persecution And The State Notes

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HISTORY REVISION

Toleration, persecution and the State Notes:The views on toleration and persecution are widely focused on the toleration/persecution of other Christian denominations, completely ignoring Judaism and IslamTreaty of Augsburg 1555Treaty of Westphalia 1648The increase in witch hunting after the Reformation

Lecture: The Impact of Religious pluralism:Pluralism; more than one religious groupCould lead to persecution...
oMassacres

... Or toleration o

Compromise & coexistenceA destabilising force?Influence on state development?

State development:Historians argue for importance of state gaining: o

Monopoly of armed force

o

Monopoly of taxationSchilling, Harrington and Smith argue for importance of state's monopoly of religionOfficial state churches emerged like the Church of England o

Tried to control peoples spiritual belief

o

Lots of preaching

o

Use of the printing press

o

Promotion of a similar religious message on a national scaleIf all the people in a country believed in the same religious message, they would be less likely to question the authority of their rulers, whom their God apparently has chosenThis was the opposite of the localisation of religion seen throughout medieval Europe

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